Health Insurance Administration

Over the years the union has identified ways in which the university has overspent on the GAIP plan. While the university must always bargain benefits with the union, they currently engage in separate negotiations with the insurance carrier through a 3rd party broker. To ensure that public resources are spent efficiently, and that union members have greater access to information and control over the plan, we could propose changes to the financing structure and plan administration. We also can join other labor and progressive organizations who are pushing for a single payer system in Washington state.